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Classroom organization


Date: Fri Mar 28 2003 - 13:39:45 PST


     *ziplock bags...they are my saviors.  i have to move from room to room
a lot, and other teachers borrow my supplies, too.  i put all the glue
sticks in one bag, all the mask molds in another, etc.  then when i need to
move, i grap the bag, all closed up so nothing spills out, easy to carry.
when i get a new box of crayons, they all go in a ziplock bag.  who needs a
broken box?  and its cheaper than plastic boxes.   submitted by amy in kc

Here are a few ideas: (these are not original to me, but gleaned from
Use empty tennis ball containers to hold colored pencils
Save large coffee cans for containers. The students may label and decorate
Assign sink monitors
Assign students to collect and organize materials at the end of each class.
Say the magic word: "Extra Credit" lol
Each student assigned a portfolio to keep their work in. This can be one
piece of poster board folded in half and with the sides laced up. They
decorate them with their name and class period plainly on one side. Each
class can be a different color. This helps keep their portfolios from getting
lost in the wrong class.

Teresa in El Paso
PS: messy can be a good thing!!! Things are happening in there!! :)